Heavy snowfall causes severe traffic jams and school closures in Cornwall

Heavy snowfall causes severe traffic jams and school closures in Cornwall

An upturned car in the snow in Falmouth, Cornwall. Image: SWNS.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Cars have been brought to a standstill, and schools forced to close in Cornwall due to heavy snowfall on Thursday afternoon.

Around 100 vehicles are believed to be stuck on the A30, according to Devon and Cornwall Police.

Chief Inspector Adrian Leisk said: “Significant snowfall in Cornwall, particularly on the A30 at Temple where around 100 vehicles are currently stuck.

“The snow is heading eastwards and will cause significant disruption tonight.

“Please be prepared and avoid all but absolutely essential travel.”

Cars stuck in the snow on the A30. Image: Matt Argyle/PA.

Another car was spotted upturned on the side of Longdowns in Falmouth as the snow continued to fall.

Schools have also been forced to close early after the Met Office issued a yellow ice and snow warning for parts of the county.

The weather agency has warned some rural areas could become cut off and power cuts may occur.

Another weather warning for much of the rest of England as up to 10cm of snow is expected.

There are additional warnings of delays on the roads and possible cancellations to train or air travel.